We'd already spent a lot of time in the trail system around Horse Mountain Road, and we were on our way out. Then we noticed the short trail at the staging area. The kiosk there said that a trail wide enough for us went through the middle of a lot of single-track trails, so we thought we'd check it out. It was a nice diversion before we left the area.
We don't find trails filled with whoopdeedoos like Bocco Mountain much anymore. We don't know why, but we don't find them. It was fun to ride the roller coaster, though that section was short.
After a narrow hill climb we had a fun descent. It was severely eroded on one side, and we had to cross the ditch to the other side at one point. If we didn't have disconnected sway bars we might have had a challenging time there. We all made it through without any troubles, though.
It isn't a long trail, and it didn't take long to get to the top of Bocco Mountain. We were snapping photos when the main camera stopped working, so we finished off the trail with cell phone pictures. Luckily, we had a few gracious benefactors who were helping us purchase a new club camera so this would be our last trip with the old one. It looked like it wasn't going to cooperate much longer, so the timing was good. Bocco Mountain would have the last photos from that camera, and it was almost bittersweet. It had seen a lot of sights.
We saw another spur, so we went back to take that one. It ended on a hill right next to Bocco Mountain, so the scenery wasn't much different. It was worth the short trip, though.
The eroded hill was even more fun on the way out. We wondered what it would be like after a few more winters and springs of snow and water making things more interesting. But it didn't take long to get back to the staging area.
We didn't air up, choosing to head back to Sylvan Lake by way of Hardscrabble Mountain Road. We ended up having a great time in the Horse Mountain Road area, even after having our plans derailed first thing in the morning.